ESC+EVS Volunteers experiences

Meet our volunteers from all over Europe, that have participated in an EVS or ESC programme in Greece with ELIX.


When I arrived to Athens about one year ago, I could not imagine all the new experiences and opportunities I had ahead me. Through volunteering, I had the chance to discover a new world and get to know new people and new realities.

My main task in ELIX was to support the placement of international volunteers in the workcamps ELIX organises every year in Greece and, fortunately, I also participated myself in two of them during the month of July.

What was the EVS for me?
I would describe it as a challenging and beautiful trip that I did not do only physically, but also mentally and inwardly, since it was an inner travel that led me to discover more things about myself.

In nowadays' society of efficiency, productivity and individualism, going one year abroad to purely volunteer and help a foreign community without expecting anything else in exchange requires a sufficient degree of madness, enthusiasm, and joy.

On Sunday, 28th of September, ELIX took part of the 12th Day of Volunteering, which was celebrated on the Saint Paul street in Thisio.

The morning started with a slightly colder breeze with made us search for the sweaters at the back of our closets, but as the day went along, the sun came out and unmannerly melted all the caramels we had put out on the table.

Τίτλος: ‘La Team’

Black vultures? All in a day’s work for Bryan(*)
21 August 2012

Even at a place where volunteering is actively encouraged, former Oatridge College student Bryan Deakin from Bonnybridge near Falkirk is building a reputation as someone out of the ordinary.

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